Benjamin Franklin did many things in his life. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. He wrote Poor Richard's Almanac. Franklin greatly supported the idea of independence for the colonies. He was on the committee for the declaration along with John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Roger Sherman.
John Hancock was the president of the Second Continental Congress. He was the person who led the meetings. He was very rich man from Massachusetts. Hancock is well known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He tried many times to write it, without success, until he finally finished it. Still, many changes were made to it by the Congress. Not only is he known for writing the Declaration of Independence, but he later became the third president of the United States
John Adams was a man who would give everything for the independence of the colonies. He argued constantly with the other delegates that independence was needed, even though they disagreed. He was one of the men on the committee for the declaration. Adams later became the second president of the United States.
John Dickinson was very against independence for the colonies. He was one of the delegates of Pennsylvania, along with Benjamin Franklin. However, majority rule brought the Declaration of Independence to be. This caused John Dickinson to leave the Second Continental Congress.
George Washington was the general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He often sent letters to the Second Continental Congress. He eventually was elected as the first president.